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Bachelor of Child and Youth Care

Grant MacEwan University

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences - ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a collaborative and supportive environment where creativity and innovation thrive. Faculties focus on teaching, and many are also engaged in ground-breaking, internationally-recognized research and scholarly and artistic activity that enhances their teaching and the curriculum - and creates opportunities for student involvement in research.

The university offers a broad complement of programs comprised of bachelor and applied degrees, diplomas and certificates. Faculties and schools offer programming in fine arts and communications; health and community studies; liberal arts and sciences; and business.


10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta, T5J2P2, Canada

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  • Program Type Bachelors
  • Credential Type Degree
  • Length 4 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements


Applicants may be admitted through one of the following:

  1. Regular Admission
  2. Mature Admission
  3. Previous Post-Secondary Work


In addition, all applicants must also meet the English Language Proficiency admission criteria.

Regular Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar, applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65%, with no course grade lower than 50%, in the following high school courses:

  • ELA 30-1
  • Social Studies 30-1
  • 1 Group A, B or C course
  • 1 Group A, B, C or D course
  • 1 Group C course


A maximum of 2 Group B subjects can be used; they must be from different disciplines.

Mature Admission

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar applicants must:

  • be 20 years of age or older
  • have been out of full-time high school at least 1 year by the beginning of the intake term.
  • have ELA 30-1 with a minimum grade of 65% (or equivalent)
  • have 6 credits of university-level English with a minimum grade of C-


Previous Post-Secondary Work

To be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar. Admission in this category does not imply or guarantee the transfer of any coursework and/or credential unless a block transfer agreement (internal or external) is in effect and published in the calendar by the Office of the University Registrar. In addition, transfer of coursework does not imply or guarantee that an applicant will be admitted.

Applicants must have successfully completed one of the following from a recognized institution:

  • A Child and Youth Care Diploma or a related Certificate or Diploma.
  • A minimum of 24 university-level credits with a minimum Admission Grade Point Average (AGPA) of 2.0 on a 4.0 scale and must have completed the required core courses listed under the Regular or Mature Admission category.



English Language Proficiency

English Language Proficiency will be evaluated through the Office of the University Registrar. Applicable to all admission categories.

All applicants must meet an acceptable level of English language proficiency. In addition, the university will require official documents such as 1 of the following:

  • High school transcripts
  • Post-secondary transcripts
  • Proof of successful completion of standardized language evaluation


Full details are available in MacEwan University’s academic calendar or online at

Other Admission Criteria

To be evaluated through the program. Applicable to all admission categories.

Conditionally accepted applicants are required to submit the following by the beginning of the intake term:

  • Current (no older than 3 months) Police Information Check (or equivalent) including a Vulnerable Sector Search. There may be no criminal charges or convictions present without evidence of eligibility to apply for a pardon, or open youth record.
  • Current Standard First Aid and Level C CPR certification.


Distance Delivery Options

Years 1 and 2 may be completed through part-time distance delivery.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2017/08/01 to 2018/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,620.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,751.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,500.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Elegibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated June 05, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.

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